Child's day bed
It's a bit of a leap from the cot to the bed. This versatile nursery bed was designed to bridge the gap but also to greatly extend its useful life.
Made to a standard size (160 x 70cm) it is the size of many children's beds, but also provides a sense of security from within, due to the side-screens.
It was also conceived to be a really good place to lounge or huddle with a good book.
A versatile addition for the nursery
They grow so quickly it's hard to keep up, so this flexible cot / daybed was designed to be useful for far longer.
It takes the standard 160 x 70cm mattress size, and meets all relevant safety standards.
Solid ash throughout, but a similar bed could happily be more traditional (turned legs for example) or quite contemporary with crisp lines, in a solid colour or limewood - which happens to be one of my favourite woods for interiors at the moment.
The opposite of flat-pack...
Made entirely as one - though it is small enough to move upstairs or through doors. Hand shaped and finished - here in a very thin satin laquer, to retain the pale beauty of the English ash.
My usual approach to finishes is to use less. I do not like high-build varnishes, I generally don't like shiny and I don't like stains either. If you want a certain wood colour, use that certain wood.
loads of storage
Two large drawers under go all the way back. They ride on castors within guides on the underside of the bed, so they can be used either side and taken out fully. The knobs are hand-turned in ash and may be very slightly different to each other. That's handmade for you.
Attention to detail
The contoured back reflects the lowered sides at the front and helps give the overall piece a sense of harmony. And it breaks the monotony of the usual straight lines.
Made to comply with all current safety legislation. Mattress is normally supplied by the customer (standard 160 x 70cm).